Banana prices are rising and shortages are being reported in Japan, where a Morning Banana Diet has people in a frenzy.
It started in March with the publication of Morning Banana Diet, which claimed that eating only bananas and room-temperature water for breakfast jumpstarted weight loss, regardless of what was eaten during the rest of the day.
So who came up with the diet? A guy who studied preventive medicine in Tokyo. He says bananas help digestion and improve metabolism.
Uh, not really, but if you're not a breakfast eater, jumpstarting your metabolism in the morning will help weight loss. But you can do it with any food. Bananas happen to be filling and so is water.
Here's more from The Japan Times Online.And here's Banana Man, who prefers peanut butter and jelly:
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